Helen McClory, Andrea Jurjevic, Anne Corbitt and Alex Gregor. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Reading, signing. Presented by Lostintheletters. Suggested donation: $5. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-0304, burnaway.org/event/reading-lostintheletters-charis-books. The four writers will read from their poetry and fiction.
Jenny Milchman, “As Night Falls,” and Brian Panowich, “Bull Mountain.” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Reading, signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock. 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com/events2. In Milchman’s third novel, a family encounters two desperate men on the run. Panowich’s debut involves a North Georgia mountain outlaw clan.
Christopher Dickey, “Death, and the Day’s Light.” 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285; georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=813. The son of poet James Dickey will discuss his father’s last book. Also: 7:15 p.m. Sept. 3. Free. Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-370-3070, Ext. 2285; georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=814. Christopher Dickey will discuss his new book, “Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South.”
Steven Satterfield, “Root to Leaf.” 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Talk, signing, refreshments. $15. Smith Family Farm, Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4150, atlantahistorycenter.com/upcoming-programs. Miller Union chef Satterfield excels at simple food and updated versions of the region’s dishes.
Jessica Handler and David Payne: Sibling Survival. 10 a.m. Sept 5. Conversation, signing. Free. First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary, 308 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-373-1653, decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/55808f0fe085991977a3491e. Atlanta author Handler (“Invisible Sisters”) and Payne (“Barefoot to Avalon”) will discuss their memoirs and the impact of illness — physical and mental — on their lives and families.
Amanda Kyle Williams and Michael Lister: Solving Georgia Crime. 10 a.m. Sept. 5. Talk, signing. Free. Marriott Conference Center B, 130 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-371-0204, decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/55817af9444fc20d21d6fad6. Young John Jordan confronts the Atlanta child murderer in Lister’s “Innocent Blood.” Investigator Keye Street is on the case when bodies turn up in a Georgia town in Williams’ “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”
Sarah Hepola, “Blackout.” 11:15 a.m. Sept. 5. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Recreation Center Studio, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-377-0494, decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/55785d906be9756d7eb2b85a. Salon.com editor Hepola tells of her long journey to a sober life.
Ron Rash, “Above the Waterfall.” 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Talk, signing. Free. Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary, 205 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404.378.1777, decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/5580862670033f73169f3c90. In Rash’s latest novel, a small-town Appalachian sheriff nearing retirement battles meth-addicted locals in a town full of secrets.
Mary Hood, “A Clear View of the Southern Skies,” and Pam Durban, “Soon.” 1:45 p.m. Sept. 5. Talk, signing. Free. Old Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-373-1088, decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/55808bdc5bff4b527994daa6. The South, as seen through short stories. Pat Conroy introduces these storytellers.
Angela Flournoy, Roxane Gay, Saeed Jones and Daniel Jose Older. 3 p.m. Sept. 5. Talk. Free. First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary, 308 Clairmont Ave., Decatur. 404-373-1653, decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/5580858c8b0ffffc2a3c4819. Feminist and literary figures discuss race in publishing.
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